The Blog/News

  • Growth?- that’s a great opportunity – but what’s the problem? 02/03/2022 by Richard Doyle - This article is for Business Leaders about the need to be continually looking for growth in your business and the need to evaluate growth opportunities carefully   Growth?- that’s a great opportunity - but what’s the problem? Continue Reading
  • Would You Rehire? – the grass is not always greener……….. 17/02/2022 by Richard Doyle - As most business leaders know the labour market is currently tight across all sectors, some as a result of Brexit but in the professional world, it appears to be as a result of senior employees who have had time to think and reevaluate throughout lockdown and deciding to retire. This has left a big hole… Continue Reading
  • We’ve Always Done It This Way: The Most Dangerous Phrase In Business! 02/02/2022 by Richard Doyle - I read these words in a Forbes article when I was researching change and it reminded me of that marvelous book, Who Moved My Cheese - more of that shortly. Every business leader should see these words as a challenge, the world of business has never moved at as fast a pace as it does… Continue Reading
  • Please can I ask you for some advice? (The Ben Franklin Effect) 20/01/2022 by Richard Doyle - Such powerful yet little-used words. Words we probably associate with, and expect to be used by ambitious young people making their way in life but how often do we hear that phrase? Not enough. As Business Leaders we should ask ourselves the same question, how often do we use these words? Again not enough. Never… Continue Reading
  • Business Leaders Must Find More ‘Me Time’ in 2022 04/01/2022 by Richard Doyle - Most business leaders are time scarce, so much so that many struggle to find the time to invest in strategy planning, problem-solving and exploring opportunities. This often means that you do not have any time to invest in personal development or time to work on rather than in the business. You are not unique in… Continue Reading
  • How Leaders Lunches Increase Employee Engagement 21/12/2021 by Richard Doyle - We have had a number of conversations recently with some of the business leaders in our Pabasso boards (spawned by the current recruitment and retention challenges) about employee engagement and the concept of ‘Leaders Lunches’. It’s a technique I came across many years ago which I introduced into my own business and from which the business (and I)… Continue Reading
  • Mentored Businesses Much More Productive Than Peers 13/12/2021 by Richard Doyle - A fact well known to us at Pabasso - Peer Advisory Board Associates where we bring Business Leaders together from non-competitive sectors to share experience and expertise, provide advice, support, help evaluate opportunities and solve problems - all with the single goal of business improvement. A piece in The Times on Monday discusses the value of Peer… Continue Reading
  • Funded Leeds University Business School Business Support Programs 06/12/2021 by Brad Cahill - We recently invited the Director of External Engagement from Leeds University Business School to one of our Pabasso - Peer Advisory Board Associates meetings as we are aware of some of the support programs they have available for Business. We had a very interesting discussion and they certainly have plenty to offer - most of it free or heavily subsidised.… Continue Reading
  • What if I train them and they leave? 30/11/2021 by Richard Doyle - What if I train them and they leave? The new Manager asked his experienced CEO. What if we don’t train them and they stay? replied the experienced CEO - emphasising that it is more damaging to the business to retain untrained employees than to lose trained ones. We just published this article on Linkedin which you might find… Continue Reading
  • Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance 17/11/2021 by Richard Doyle - We have just published an article about Work-Life balance which you might find interesting. Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance Continue Reading